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Farmer killed in altercation at Agusan del Norte checkpoint

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 10:39 PM April 05, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A 63-year-old farmer who allegedly tried to fight back after being accosted for not wearing a protective mask was shot dead in Agusan del Norte, police said Sunday.

Police identified the farmer as Junie Dungog Piñar from Nasipit in Agusan del Norte.

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According to a police report, a barangay health worker stopped Piñar at a checkpoint on the national highway in Purok 4 in Barangay Amontay on Thursday for not wearing a face mask.

Piñar became unruly, shouting and attacking a nearby barangay chairman who then called police to help pacify the suspect.

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Police Staff Sgt. Rolly Llones, who was assigned at the barangay post, tried to stop Piñar, but the latter refused and reportedly tried to hack him with a scythe.

Llones managed to evade the attack, but the suspect continued his attack, prompting the law enforcer to shoot him.

Just a day before this incident, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened unruly people who would challenge the government during the quarantine period, saying he would have them shot.

/atm

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